Co-curricular Events & Activities

2020-2021 Pre-Approved List

Co-Curriculars Deadlines Spring 2021

Presidential Scholars: Within 2 weeks of event/activity (first no later than March 8, 2021, second no later than April 26, 2021

Honors Award Recipients: Within 2 weeks of event/activity; no later than April 26, 2021.

The following events are pre-approved. Check back for new events and updates frequently! For information on the co-curricular requirements for honors scholarship recipients, click here. Contact debra.henney@mesacc.edu with any questions.

Live Online Co-Curricular Activities By Date

    Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

    • 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 10:00 AM/ 2:00 PM/ 6:00 PM (See Resume and Cover Letter Flyer- Spring 2021)
    • Google Meeting links can be found on the events calendar at www.mesacc.edu/career/events-calendar
    • Organizer: Career Services
    • Find out how to craft an effective resume to highlight your skills and get you the job.
    • Get assistance in writing a quality cover letter.
    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

    Earth Day RM Campus Clean Up

    • April 20, 9:00am - 11:00am, Red Mountain Campus
    • Student Life and Leadership will be holding a Campus Clean Up event at Red Mountain on Tuesday, April 20 from 9-11 am in celebration of Earth Week.
    • Please sign up to attend
    • There will also be a few other activities happening during Earth Week (April 19-23), including a clean-up of our adopted Falcon Hill Park on 4/23. Take a look at the attached flyer for more details.
    • A minimum 4 hours of volunteer time correspond to one co-curricular activity
    • Co-curricular Type: Volunteer Activity

    Thunderbird Wellness Fair

    • April 21-22, Multiple workshops and presentations to choose from, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm each day.
    • Register for sessions here: www.tinyurl.com/TBirdWellnessSp21
    • The event will include presentations on various health topics, fitness activities including workouts led with Dr. Berquam and Associate Dean Kris Bliss, as well as information sessions on nursing and the Health Sciences Field of Interest. Students who attend will be eligible to receive prizes courtesy of Grand Canyon University.
    • Event Flyer and Schedule
    • Co-curricular Type: Campus Involvement

    Thunderbird Dialogues - Gender Disparities in Healthcare

    • Wednesday, April 21, 12pm
    • Part of the Thunderbird Wellness Fair. Register here: www.tinyurl.com/TBirdWellnessSp21
    • This semester, Student Life & Leadership will be introducing Thunderbird Dialogues: Students Having Real Conversations About Real Issues. Thunderbird Dialogues are student-led discussions in which students can engage in constructive and respectful dialogue while sharing their views and experiences.
    • Co-Curricular Type: Campus Involvement

    Civic Action Hour: Environmental Sustainability Projects at MCC

    • Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • WebEx Meeting Link
    • Speakers: Danielle Carlock, Information Studies Facility & Librarian. Marie Brown, Faculty, Information Literacy, Library
    • The Maricopa Native Seed Library provides free, native seed to the community, as well as education and information to make it easy to incorporate these plants into your yards, patios and balconies. Anyone can include some native plants into their residences, whether you have a lot of space or a small apartment.
    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

    Positive Indigenous Masculinity

    • Wednesday, April 21, 1:30 - 3:00 pm or 3:30 - 5 pm. Online.
    • Register here: https://events.maricopa.edu/event/positive-indigenous-masculinity
    • Native American MEN invites you to attend Positive Indigenous Masculinity, an exclusive, virtual 90-minute workshop. Join presenters Rowdy Duncan and Tyler Walls as they look at the scripts that have taught young males how to be a “real” man in America and then explore a return to Indigenous masculinity, focusing on inclusivity, validating, and loving.
    • Hosted by Maricopa Community Colleges American Indian Outreach
    • Free. Open to all students and the public.
    • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

    In-Powered Workshop: Gift Discovery & Gift Purpose

    • Wednesday, April 22, 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm, online.
    • Register here: https://events.maricopa.edu/in-powered-2
    • Adjusting to college life presents unique challenges, and your success as a student is our number one priority. Join inspirational speaker and best-selling author Brian Heat during these unforgettable presentations as he transforms the audience with his high-octane infusion of motivational and cinematic themes. Prepare to ignite your passion for living a remarkable life! In-Powered II is a four-part series of interactive, online workshops designed to give you the tools you need to succeed in college and life. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new strategies and best practices drawn from higher education, lived experiences, and tales of inspiration. Get motivated, inspired, and empowered to achieve success!
    • Hosted by MCCCD Student Affairs
    • Free. Open to all students.
    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

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    NOTE: Co-Curriculars are due April 26. Activities after April 26 are only listed for students that were asked to re-do their co-curricular activity.

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    Virtual Interviewing Workshop

    • 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27, 10:00 AM/ 2:00 PM/ 6:00 PM (See Interviewing Workshop Flyer- Spring 2021)
    • Google Meet links can be found on the events calendar at www.mesacc.edu/career/events-calendar
    • Organizer: Career Services
    • Practice general interview questions and receive feedback. Craft your "elevator speech" for use at networking events.
    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

    Civic Action Hour: The Myth of Individualism - How Social Forces Shape Our Lives

    • Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • WebEx Meeting Link
    • Speaker: Paul Harasha, Faculty – Sociology, Cultural Science. Paul Harasha has been a professor of sociology at Mesa Community College since 2001. Paul’s academic areas of interest include cultural diversity, race relations, gender issues, religious pluralism, social implications of technology, and global citizenship. As a professor, Paul's main goal is to use a sociological perspective to develop and enhance his students’ critical thinking skills with regard to the society around them. Paul strives to guide his students in using their own talents to find their path to make a positive impact in their communities.
    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

    In-Powered Workshop: Living Out Your Dreams

    • Wednesday, April 29, 2021, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm, online.
    • Register here: https://events.maricopa.edu/in-powered-2
    • Adjusting to college life presents unique challenges, and your success as a student is our number one priority. Join inspirational speaker and best-selling author Brian Heat during these unforgettable presentations as he transforms the audience with his high-octane infusion of motivational and cinematic themes. Prepare to ignite your passion for living a remarkable life! In-Powered II is a four-part series of interactive, online workshops designed to give you the tools you need to succeed in college and life. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new strategies and best practices drawn from higher education, lived experiences, and tales of inspiration. Get motivated, inspired, and empowered to achieve success!
    • Hosted by MCCCD Student Affairs​​​​​​​
    • Free. Open to all students.
    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement​​​​​​​

    In-Powered Workshop: Your Top Priorities Now

    • Wednesday, May 6, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm, online.
    • Register here: https://events.maricopa.edu/in-powered-2
    • Adjusting to college life presents unique challenges, and your success as a student is our number one priority. Join inspirational speaker and best-selling author Brian Heat during these unforgettable presentations as he transforms the audience with his high-octane infusion of motivational and cinematic themes. Prepare to ignite your passion for living a remarkable life! In-Powered II is a four-part series of interactive, online workshops designed to give you the tools you need to succeed in college and life. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new strategies and best practices drawn from higher education, lived experiences, and tales of inspiration. Get motivated, inspired, and empowered to achieve success!
    • Hosted by MCCCD Student Affairs​​​​​​​
    • Free. Open to all students.
    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

    Co-Curricular Activities by Category (On your own time)

    CULTURAL/ARTS (Attend entire performance or visit museum for at least 1 hour)

    ONLINE MUSEUMS

    Choose an online art museums or gallery and tour their online exhibits

    ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY

    ATC's Digital Season. Performances viewable online

    HEARD MUSEUM (Visit Website for COVID-19 Updates/Restrictions)

    Students (with ID): $9.00

    ARIZONA OPERA

    "Reimagined 20/21 Season" begins in October with outdoor, socially distanced performances and streamed digital offerings

    During normal seasons, Rush Tickets available at the box office, 2 hours before show time. If seats available, two tickets for $20.

    TEMPE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

    See website for live virtual events!

    Free Admission

    MESA GRANDE CULTURAL PARK/ARIZONA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

    Adults: $5.00

    BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM STATE PARK

    Adult (13+): $12.50

    DESERT BOTANICAL GARDENS(Advanced ticket reservations required due to COVID-19)

    Free Admission: Second Tuesday 8AM-8PM
    General Admission $14.95 - 29.95

    MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM (See website for COVID-19 updates and restrictions)

    General Admission: $20.00

    MCC THEATER Performances at MCC (Fall performances canceled due to COVID-19)

    Free tickets available for honors students based on availability. Watch announcements for sign-up information.

    i.d.e.a. MUSEUM (Temporarily Closed Due to COVID-19)

    Admission: $9.00

    Free Sundays: Quarterly.

    MESA CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM (Temporarily Closed Due to COVID-19)

    Free Admission.

    BALLET ARIZONA (Current season canceled due to COVID-19)

    Rush Tickets - Available at the box office one hour before show time, if seats available: $15, flat rate.

    Student Ticket - Call ahead and choose any performance date for %15 off with your MCCD Student ID.

    Chandler Museum

    Free Admission. Online Exhibits available.

    PHOENIX ART MUSEUM (Temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Re-opens Oct. 18)

    MCCCD Students (with ID): Free
    Other Students (with ID): $13.00

    PHOENIX SYMPHONY (20/21 Season canceled due to COVID-19)

    Free tickets available for honors students based on availability. Watch for announcements about sign-ups.
    $12 off tickets for full-time college students.

    Rush tickets available at the box office one hour before show time. If seats available, $12 with student ID.

    College Club: sign up at the box office at the venue for $30.00 with your student ID and get one ticket per weekend for the classical concerts for the whole season. (This is a smokin’ deal!)

    PHOENIX THEATER (Current season canceled due to COVID-19)

    Rush tickets available at box office one hour before show time. If seats available, $15 with student ID.

    PUEBLO GRANDE MUSEUM ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK (Temporarily closed due to COVID-19)

    Adults (18-54): $6.00

    SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (SMOCA)(Temporarily closed due to COVID-19)

    Admission: $7 for Students, FREE on Thursdays

    SYMPHONY OF THE SOUTHWEST (Fall performances canceled due to COVID-19)

    Admission for 1 show: $22
    Youth Symphony: Free

    TEMPE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (2020 Season Canceled due to COVID-19)

    Free

    WONDERSPACES ARIZONA

    Student Ticket: $20

    CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT

    STUDENT CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS (Clubs are meeting virtually!)

    Join a club on campus! Active membership and participation must be verified by club sponsor and submitted as your "proof of attendance."

    STUDENT LIFE & LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES (Virtual Activities Available!)

    Student life hosts events, activities, lectures and fieldtrips for the student body. We will post those events that count as co-curriculars in the pre-approved list on this page. Let us know if you think we've missed something.

    MCC ATHLETICS

    Participate on an MCC sports team during a semester. This can be used only once as a co-curricular activity. Active team participation must be verified by your coach and submitted as your "proof of attendance."

    MCC SPORTING EVENT (Fall 2020 Season Canceled - COVID-19)

    Come out and support an MCC athletic team at one of their games/matches/meets/events. Attending a sporting event can count only once as a co-curricular and your reflection must apply something you've learned in your coursework at MCC.

    VOLUNTEERING (Minimum of 4 hours. Activities can be combined to total 4 hours.)

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    The MCC Center for Community and Civic Engagement has several virtual service opportunities available through community partners such as A New Leaf, Adams Elementary, Don't Leave Me.org, GreenLight Solutions Foundation, Resurrection Street Ministry/ Faith In Motion, Special Olympics Arizona and St. Vincent de Paul.

    MCC SERVES - find a volunteer opportunity with a MCCCD Approved Community Partner

    To use volunteering as a co-curricular, it must be with an MCCD approved community partner. The opportunities posted on MCC Serves page are all with approved community partners.

    VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) - Mesa United Way

    Volunteer opportunities: Tax Preparer (training provided), Interpreter (be fluent in Spanish and English or American Sign Language and English), Site Greeter.

    Receive training to become an IRS-qualified tax preparer and then volunteer during tax season to help low-income families with their tax preparation.

    Interns will become certified tax preparers and will gain valuable on-the-ground experience in the field. Volunteers are requested to volunteer at least 25 hours during the tax season (3 hr/week).

    Learn more and sign-up: http://www.mesaunitedway.org/become-vita-volunteer/

    ACADEMIC LECTURE

    MCCCD HONORS FORUM LECTURE SERIES

    2020-2021 Events TBD

    PSYCHOLOGY EVENING LECTURE SERIES

    Stream a past MCC Psychology Evening Lecture.

    These lectures were hosted by Psi Beta, MCC's honors psychology society. They feature prominent speakers on a variety of topics. Recordings of past live lectures are archived on the Psi Beta website.

    TED TALKS

    Watch a minimum of 4 Ted Talks (totaling at least 60 minutes).

    Or listen to an episode of the Ted Radio Hour podcast. (Each episode explores a big idea through a series of Ted Talks)

    Provide the links to the talks or podcast episode information in your Co-curricular submission.

    FRONTLINE IN-DEPTH DOCUMENTARY

    Watch a Frontline In-Depth Documentary on a current issue.

    RACE, ARTS & DEMOCRACY LECTURE, ASU

    These lectures are live, throughout the year. See ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy website for dates and topics.

    Must RSVP, space is limited

    ASU's SCHOOL OF EARTH AND SPACE EXPLORATION (SESE) Colloquium Series

    Weekly public talks. Wednesdays at 3:30 pm. Meeting link for Fall 2020

    SYMPHONY OF THE SOUTHWEST - EVENING WITH CAL (must watch at least 2 videos to meet requirements)

    Maestro Cal Stewart Kellogg, Music Director of the Symphony of the Southwest, meets with you to share some stories from his colorful career. He also answers a few questions that were asked on the live broadcast.

    Evening with Cal #1| Evening with Cal #2 |Evening with Cal #3 | Evening with Cal #4 |Evening with Cal #5

    Past Co-Curricular Activities

        Student Success Workshop: Online Learning Success

        • Monday, Aug 31, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
        • Thursday, Sept 3, 10:00 - 11:00 am
        • Meeting Link
        • Learn how to cope and adjust to being an online student
        • Presented by Foundations for Student Success
        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

        Club Rush Week

        • Aug. 31 - Sept 4
        • Club Meet and Greet Schedule
        • Participation in an MCC Club counts as a co-curricular activity and it's a great way to get to know people and get involved "on campus."
        • Get to know the MCC Clubs via Flipgrid Commercials and online meet and greet sessions.
        • NOTE: Club Rush Week is not a co-curricular activity but active club participation is! (Co-curricular Type: Campus Involvement)

        Virtual Interviewing Workshop

        • Tuesdays, September 1, 15, 29 at 10 am, 2 pm, or 6 pm
        • Workshops held via Google Meet. Find meeting links on the Career Services Events Calendar
        • Workshop presented by MCC Career Services
        • Practice general interview questions and receive feedback. Craft your "elevator speech" for use at networking events.
        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

        Civic Action Hour: 2020 Census

        • Wednesday, September 2, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
        • Meeting Link | Meeting # 133 181 6542 | Password: Civic
        • Speaker: Liza E. Laguana Merrill, Partnership Specialist, Maricopa County, Arizona, Dallas Regional Census Center/Field Division/ Denver Region, and U.S. Census Bureau
        • Topics: Get the Facts, How to Respond, Privacy & Security, and Why your answer matters. The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities over the next decade.
        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

        Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

        • Tuesdays, September 8 or 22 at 10 am, 2 pm, or 6 pm
        • Workshops held via Google Meet. Find meeting links on the Career Services Events Calendar
        • Workshop hosted by MCC Career Services
        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

        Civic Action Hour - Educate the Vote/VolunteerFest

        • Wednesday, September 9, Time TBD
        • Meeting Link | Meeting # 133 181 6542 | Password: Civic
        • Speakers: Students with MCC Votes, Andrew Goodman Ambassadors & CEEP Fellows
        • We’ll be providing information and activities that will help educate your vote for all levels of elections. Students will be able to explore how to check their voter registration and voter history, fact-check public statements made by elected officials and find candidates who reflect their values. Students will learn how to become more politically active in their community. Students will be able to ask questions on how to get involved and connect with many of the national and local partnerships with MCC Votes. This event will take place during the VolunteerFest
        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

        Student Success Workshop: Managing Stress and Anxiety

        • Monday, Sept 14, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
        • Thursday, Sept 17, 10:00 - 11:00 am
        • Meeting Link
        • Navigating through stress and building healthy skills.
        • Presented by Foundations for Student Success
        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

        The Health of the Nation: Women, Politics and Healthcare

        • Wednesday, September 16, 9:00 - 10:15 am
        • Meeting Link | Passcode: 38582
        • This is a special guest lecture for the ASB211 (Women in other Cultures) class. Honors students are invited to attend.
        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        Civic Action Hour - Student Citizens & Voting RightsWednesday, September 16, 12;00 pm – 1:00 pm

          • Meeting Link | Meeting # 133 181 6542 | Password: Civic
          • Speaker: Michael Burns, National Director at Campus Vote Project
          • Since 2012, the Campus Vote Project (CVP) has worked with universities, community colleges, faculty, students and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. Mr. Burns will take us through some events that will include, among other things, discussions on AZ vs USA, 19th Amendment, voter registration, access and voting methods.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          PTK's Student2Student Edge Series

          • Wednesday, September 16, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
          • Meeting Link
          • The Student 2 Student Edge Series is a student-led conversation about issues that benefit students in their academic, professional, and personal lives. Our guest speaker will be a partnership specialist from the Census Bureau, Liza Merrill. She will be speaking on how students benefit from the Census and how the modern Census connects through history to the Constitution.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          Constitution Day Event: The Relevance of the Constitution Today

          • Thursday, Sept 17, 12:00 - 1:00 pm.
          • Meeting Link
          • Speaker: Bill Norton
          • Bill Norton is a public speaker and author on the fundamental, natural law principles of liberty and the U.S. Constitution. He has published two books, The Miracle of America: Birth of a Nation and Speaking the Language of Liberty. He has been with the National Center for Constitutional Studies (NCCS) for 14 years updating educational material on the Constitution. Updating both the content and the design and layout. He has been a presenter for NCCS for 10 years, presenting NCCS’s Making of America seminar in more than 40 states. He is the former chairman of the Arizona State Constitutional Commemoration Committee, and the co-founder of Constitution Week USA, the largest celebration on the Constitution in the nation. He is a recipient of the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. Bill is currently employed as a Visiting Scholar at Bellevue University, an instructor and member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Self Governance, and has owned a contracting company for 30 years.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

          Student Success Workshop: Time Management

          • Monday, Sept 21, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
          • Thursday, Sept 24, 10:00 - 11:00 am
          • Meeting Link
          • Creating schedules that work for you.
          • Presented by Foundations for Student Success
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          Climate Innovations: Real Solutions to Real Problems

          • Tuesday, Sept. 22, 11am, Webinar.
          • Register here.
          • This free webinar is part of the Fraser Institute's Post-Secondary Policy Seminar series. The speaker, Bjørn Lomborg, is an author, think tank leader, and one of TIME Magazine's top 100 most influential people in the world. All students who complete the full one-hour webinar will receive a completion certificate and have a chance to win an Uber-eats gift card.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

          Student Leadership Experience

          • Sept 22-24
          • Every year MCCCD colleges, Coconino Community College and Central Arizona College host the Leadership Retreat. This year we're going...VIRTUAL! The retreat will be held September 22-24 and the overall theme of our retreat is Change Happens: Discover the Leader Within with a focus for each day: handling change, social justice and civic engagement. You can expect dynamic speakers, engaging workshops and stellar leadership development. Join us!
          • Learn more. Register here.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          Civic Action Hour – Make a Plan to Vote

          • Wednesday, September 23, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
          • Meeting Link | Meeting # 133 181 6542 | Password: Civic
          • Speaker: Avery D. Xola, Voter Education Specialist, Citizens Clean Elections Commission
          • Avery D. Xola is the Voter Education Specialist for the Citizens Clean Elections Commission. As part of this, he is responsible for educating the citizens of Arizona on the electoral process. Avery graduated with a Political Science degree from Arizona State University in 2018 while interning at the Secretary of State’s Office under Secretary Michele Reagan. Avery has a background in campaign management, is a published writer, and is an Air Force veteran. Make a Plan to Vote topics to be discussed will include The Clean Elections Act, how to be an informed voter, how to find voter information, resources and tools, voting in college, voting options (In-person and ballot by mail) and voting on Election Day. The Citizens Clean Elections Commission is a non-partisan commission created by voters to educate voters, provide campaign funding to candidates, and to enforce campaign finance rules and laws.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          Chicana Entrepreneurialism

          • Wednesday, Sept. 23, 6pm - 7pm
          • WebEx Meeting Link | Password: Latina2020!
          • Latin American Heritage Month Event: Join us for a virtual conversation with Estefany Gallego, owner of Velitas Candles. Estefany will also share her story, entrepreneurial tips, and the importance of Chicana-owned businesses. Learn more.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          43 Documentary Netflix Watch Party

          • 2-day Docuseries: Thursday & Friday, Sept 24 & 25, 6pm - 7:30 pm
          • Register for the event here.
          • Latin American Heritage Month Event: In honor of the 6th anniversary of the disappearance of 43 college students in Mexico, we will be watching a docuseries that disputes the Mexican government's account of how and why the 43 students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College vanished in Iguala in 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Monica Margaillan at Monica.Margaillan@mesacc.edu.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          Student Success Workshop: Surviving College

          • Monday, Sept 28, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
          • Thursday, Oct 1, 10:00 - 11:00 am
          • Meeting Link
          • How to stay resilient and understand your needs.
          • Presented by Foundations for Student Success
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          Civic Action Hour – Moderator Training

          • Wednesday, September 30, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
          • Meeting Link | Meeting # 133 181 6542 | Password: Civic
          • Speaker: Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo, Community Engagement Director at Maricopa Community Colleges
          • This forum provides an opportunity for citizens of diverse views to join together to deliberate and to have a dialogue that is reasoned and nonpartisan. This allows people to get past heated debate and instead, consider issues from multiple angles. This also allows them to better find common ground for action. Whether you are interested in convening public forums, helping citizens discuss difficult issues, learn a new skill set or in enhance existing facilitation skills, this forum will help you to be able to incorporate public deliberation into your workgroups, club, committee or community – join us for this unique, interactive training
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          Human Trafficking Awareness

          • Wednesday, September 30, 2:00-3:00 pm
          • Zoom Meeting Sign-up
          • Presented by Sigma Chi Eta. Come listen to a nationally award-winning speech by MCC Red Mountain student, Alesandra Dustan. Trivia Game. Prizes. Human Trafficking Awareness Event Flyer
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          COVID-19, Chronic Disease and Social Determinants of Health: A look at the Pandemic in Arizona and Beyond

          • Friday, Oct. 2nd, 3 pm
          • Webex Meeting Link | Password: Series1
          • Life Science Speaker Series - Dr. Farshad Fani Marvasti, MD, MPH, Stanford-trained physician and public speaker.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

          Student Success Workshop: Motivation (Engaged Learning)

          • Monday, Oct 5, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
          • Thursday, Oct 8, 10:00 - 11:00 am
          • Meeting Link
          • Understand how to stay focused and proactive
          • Presented by Foundations for Student Success
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

          • Tuesdays, Oct 6th or 20th at 10 am, 2 pm, or 6 pm
          • Workshops held via Google Meet. Find meeting links on the Career Services Events Calendar
          • Workshop hosted by MCC Career Services
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          In Xóchitl In Cuicatl: A Conversation with Máxima Guerrero

          • Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6pm
          • WebEx Meeting Link: tinyurl.com/Maxima2020
          • Latin American Heritage Month Event: Máxima Guerrero is a native of Morelos, Mexico, and resides on occupied Akimel O'Odham territory [Phoenix, AZ]. Her passion for social change comes from personal exposure to the hateful rhetoric that derives from politics. Máxima has been a part of both national actions and local mobilization since 2010 and in multiple social issues and electoral campaigns, which include: the historical recall election of Russell Pearce, fight for the DREAM Act, DACA implementation, Bazta Arpaio, and a lobbying campaign in DC to advocate for a permanent solution for DREAMers. She holds experience in political education, popular education, and training in multigenerational and bilingual settings while acknowledging the intersection among various social movements. Máxima is a DACA recipient and Youth & Leadership Development Director at Puente AZ.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          Civic Action Hour – 2020 Election Preview

          • Wednesday, October 7, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
          • Meeting Link | Meeting # 133 181 6542 | Password: Civic
          • Speaker: Dr. Brian Dille, Faculty – Political Science, Social & Behavioral Sciences
          • Dr. Dille will discuss the pros and cons of the ballot propositions and recap the presidential race. Come see this presentation before you fill out your ballot.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          Afro-Latinx/Chicanx Fishbowl

          • Friday, October 9, 2020, 11 am
          • Register for the event here.
          • Latin American Heritage Month Event: Join guest facilitator, Racquel Welch-Perez, for a virtual conversation surrounding Afro-Latinos and Afro-Chicanos. This conversation will address issues of racism, colorism, privilege, and culture.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          Backwards Broadway

          • Saturday, Oct. 10, 7-9 pm
          • Sunday, Oct. 11, 2-4 pm
          • RSVP here to receive Zoom link
          • Mesa Community College Musical Productions presents Backwards Broadway! Your favorite Broadway songs sung by the opposite sex! Come experience your favorite show tunes in a whole new way. A guaranteed night of excellent music and a lot of laughs!
          • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

          To Infinity and Beyond

          • Tuesday, Oct. 13, 3 - 4 pm.
          • WebEx Meeting Link
          • Throughout history, math has laid the groundwork for innovation. Hear analog astronaut, TedX speaker, Mars advocate, and SMCC Geoscientist, Dr. Sian Proctor, speak about why developing strong math and critical thinking skills is essential to creating and sustaining a multi-planetary civilization, how a variety of majors and backgrounds can get involved in space exploration, and academic and career advice to students. A short Q&A session will follow.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

          Virtual Interviewing Workshop

          • Tuesdays, Oct 13th or 27th at 10 am, 2 pm, or 6 pm
          • Workshops held via Google Meet. Find meeting links on the Career Services Events Calendar
          • Workshop presented by MCC Career Services
          • Practice general interview questions and receive feedback. Craft your "elevator speech" for use at networking events.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          Civic Action Hour – "Be Ballot Ready" for the November 3 General Election

          • Wednesday, October 14, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
          • Meeting Link | Meeting # 133 181 6542 | Password: Civic
          • Speaker: Melissa Davis, Maricopa County Recorder, Community Relations Coordinator – Youth Outreach. Melissa will be discussing important information about the November 3 General Election to ensure all students can “Be Ballot Ready.” Melissa will go over the basics of voting, both by mail and in person, and how your vote is tabulated by the Maricopa County Elections Department. She will also discuss how to sign up to be a poll worker and other job opportunities with the Maricopa County Recorder and Elections Offices. Melissa Davis works at the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office as the Community Relations Coordinator, Youth Outreach. She has been with the Recorder’s Office since August 2019. As the Youth Outreach Coordinator, Melissa works with K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and students of all ages to promote civics education and engagement. When not running school elections and campus voter registration events, Melissa can be found out in the Maricopa County community talking about voting and elections. Prior to working in the Recorder’s Office, Melissa worked at nonprofits, youth advocacy programs, and campaigns.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          Student Success Workshop: Flip Your Math Mindset

          • Monday, Oct 12, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
          • Thursday, Oct 15, 10:00 - 11:00 am
          • Meeting Link
          • Strategies to reduce anxiety and improve performance
          • Presented by Foundations for Student Success
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          Cluess At the Work: Advice from a Corporate Tyrant

          • Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
          • Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/dxd-krit-fuz
          • Guest Speaker: Anthony Garone, Author of "Clueless at the Work: Advice from a Corporate Tyrant"
          • Presented by the MCC Computer Science Club. Join our Discord Server for more information. DISCORD.GG/CUWFQXW
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

          A Breath of Poetry

          • Thursday, October 15, 2020, 7 pm-8 pm
          • WebEx meeting: link
          • Latin American Heritage Month Event: A Breath of Poetry Open Mic is an intimate yet casual experience for people from all walks of life to express themselves through poetry as it related to the Latin American culture. All guests will be allowed to read two poems. If you have any questions, please contact Aaron Aguirre at Aaron.Aguirre@mesacc.edu.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          Civic Action Hour - Raise your voice!

          • Wed. Oct. 21, 12 -1 pm
          • Meeting Link | Meeting # 133 181 6542 Password: Civic
          • Speakers: Dr. Brian Dille - Faculty - Political Science, and Gabriella Sheitelman - Staff Assistant at U.S. House of Representatives. Dr. Brian Dille and Ms. Gabrielle Sheitelman, former MCC student, will help educate our students on the power of your voice and what we need to do to help communicate effectively with their state and national leaders. We will learn about the National Debt and use this as an example of how you can raise your voice and help make a change.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          Focus Group: Stalking

          • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
          • WebEx Meeting: mesacc.edu/event-stalking | Password: Domfocus
          • A dual lecture and breakout session with MCC Sociology Professor, Rod Goldon, and Kaity's Way Executive Director, Ms. Bobbi Sudberry.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

          Student 2 Student Edge Workshop: Logical Fallacies

          • Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2-3 pm
          • WebEx Meeting Link
          • Logic is an essential tool for democratic citizenship since in a democracy you, the citizen, are the government. You must have some skill separating good arguments from fallacies to participate effectively. To that end, Dr. Campbell will present a PowerPoint Presentation on the most common fallacies used in political campaigns. Dr. Debra J. Campbell, Emeritus Professor, Mesa Community College, taught Philosophy classes as a tenured faculty member of the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department from 1992-2020. She now teaches both Philosophy and Political Science as an adjunct faculty for Mesa Community College, Arizona State University, and Ventura College.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

          Student Success Workshop: Mastering School/Life Balance

          • Thursday, Oct. 22, 1-2 pm
          • Meeting Link
          • How to stay on track and make it all work for you
          • Presented by Foundations for Student Success
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          The Impact of COVID-19 - Social Science Brown-Bag Virtual Lecture Series

          • Monday, Oct. 26, 12:00 - 1:00 pm.
          • WebEx Meeting Link
          • Guest speakers from the MCC Social Science Dept, Sylwia Cavalcant, M.A., Economics and Brian Dille, Ph.D., Political Science, will be conducting the lecture on our government's response to the pandemic compared to other countries, and what the impact has been on our economy. This is a great opportunity to understand the political and economic effects of the pandemic on a national and global scale.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

          Student Success Workshop: Shake the Fake

          • Monday, Oct 26, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
          • Thursday, Oct 29, 10:00 - 11:00 am
          • Meeting Link
          • How to overcome imposter syndrome throughout life
          • Presented by Foundations for Student Success
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

          Phi Theta Kappa Student 2 Student Edge Workshop: Civil Discourse

          • Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 2:00-3:00 PM
          • Meeting Link

          • Description: At a time in America, when our politics are more polarized than at any time in recent history, everyone is wondering, "How do we talk to each other?" The United States has problems, but how do we reach solutions if we cannot discuss the issues in a respectful, civil manner? Join us this Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. for a brief introduction to two models for Civil Discourse: Interest-Based Negotiation (Cornell University) and the National Issues Forums (Kettering Foundation). After a brief introduction to these two models for civic deliberation, we will practice some of the skills suggested by the models on a few issues facing American citizens today.

          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

          Civic Action Hour – How the Drawing of Lines Affects Empowerment - Redistricting

          • Wednesday, October 28, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
          • Meeting Link | Meeting # 133 181 6542 | Password: Civic
          • Speaker: Jeff Robbins, 2020 Census and Redistricting Administrator, City of Mesa. Jeff Robbins has been engaged in local government since interning with his state legislature in college. He is an AmeriCorps VISTA alumni, local government advocate, and a certified public manager. He graduated cum laude and with university honors from Brigham Young University and with a master’s in public administration from the University of Kansas. Jeff participated in many of Mesa’s largest public outreach events over the past several years and will be the City’s council redistricting effort in 2021.
          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

            Student 2 Student Edge Workshop: Implicit Bias

            • Meeting Link
            • Date/Time: November 4, 2020, from 2:00-3:00 PM
            • Description: Our implicit biases influence our worldview and perspective. Join Prof. Mia Palmer and explore how biases and other critical thinking errors influence our thoughts, behaviors, emotions and relationships. We can increase our emotional and cultural intelligence by changing our way of thinking. Prof. Mia Palmer has been a psychology professor at Mesa Community College for ten years, teaching a variety of classes including Psychology and Culture. She is the author of "Psychology and Culture: Why Culture Matters" which is the textbook for MCC's Psychology and Culture classes. She also serves as an advisor for Psi Beta, the honor society and student club for psychology. Prof. Palmer strives to help students understand their own worldview so they have a better understanding and tolerance of the worldviews and behaviors of others.
            • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

              TRiO First- Generation Alumni Panel

              • Monday, November 2nd from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
              • Meeting Link | Meeting # 133 491 4241 | Password: MCC1
              • The TRiO Department in collaboration with the American Indian Institute (AII) and Student Life are hosting a panel discussion with first-generation professionals that are MCC Alumni. The purpose of this event is to have these professionals tell a relatable story to inspire our students.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Workshop

              • Tuesdays, Nov 3rd, 17th or Dec 3 at 10 am, 2 pm, or 6 pm
              • Workshops held via Google Meet. Find meeting links on the Career Services Events Calendar
              • Workshop presented by MCC Career Services
              • Find out how to craft an effective resume to highlight your skills and get you the job! Get assistance in writing a quality cover letter.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Civic Action Hour – The Myth of Individualism. How Social Forces Shape our Lives

              • Wednesday, Nov 4, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • Meeting Link | Meeting # 133 181 6542 | Password: Civic
              • Speaker: Paul Harasha, Faculty – Sociology, Cultural Science. Paul Harasha has been a professor of sociology at Mesa Community College since 2001. Paul’s academic areas of interest include cultural diversity, race relations, gender issues, religious pluralism, social implications of technology and global citizenship. As a professor, Paul's main goal is to use a sociological perspective to develop and enhance his students’ critical thinking skills with regard to the society around them. Paul strives to guide his students in using their own talents to find their path to make a positive impact in their communities.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Our Economy and Life after the Pandemic and Election

              • Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, 5:00 - 6:00 pm.
              • Online event. Register here for meeting link.
              • Speaker: Mike Munger, Professor of Economics, Political Science, and Public Policy at Duke University. Munger is a dynamic speaker winning multiple teaching awards, and is well-known for his work on the functioning of markets, regulation, and government institutions. Prior to Duke University, he had taught at Dartmouth College, University of Texas, and University of North Carolina as well as working as an economist at the Federal Trade Commission. Munger has published many books and articles including "Tomorrow 3.0," "Choosing in Groups," "What Can We Expect on Nov. 8, and After?," "Market Failure and Government Failure," and "Is Capitalism Sustainable?"
              • Presented by the Arizona Council on Economic Education
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

              International Education Week 2020

              • November 16-20
              • RSVP: Registration Link
              • International Week Flyer 2020
              • Students must attend one of the events for at least one hour
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              21-Day Race & Equity Challenge

              • Oct. 26 - Nov 20
              • Challenge Registration: https://tinyurl.com/21day-challenge-registration
              • Weekly on-your-own time challenges with virtual focus groups on Tuesdays (Nov 3, 10, 17 & 24, 4-5 pm).
              • Phi Theta Kappa ΦΘΚ Omicron Beta Chapter at Mesa Community College invites you to participate in this challenge to create dedicated time and space and build more effective habits, particularly those dealing with issues of diversity, racial equity and inclusiveness, and leadership. You will be presented with challenges to engage with for 15 -30 mins each day, such as reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience and more on your own time. Participation in an activity like this helps us to discover how racial injustice and social injustice impact our community, to connect with one another, and to identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. This is an exciting opportunity to take a deeper dive into diversity, racial equity and inclusiveness-related topics. We hope you will join us on this journey and we can’t wait to get started!
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Social Science Brown-Bag Lecture: Global Food Crisis

              • Tuesday, Nov 10, 1:30 - 2:30
              • Meeting Link: https://maricopa.webex.com/meet/bdille
              • Do you know that almost nine million people have died from hunger in 2020 compared to the one million from COVID-19? Acute hunger is set to double worldwide, and nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households will experience food insecurity. What does this mean for all of us? What challenges and solutions are on the horizon? These questions, along with many others, will be answered at the Social Science Department’s second brown-bag, virtual lecture series of the year. Join us for an informative and collaborative discussion on the global food crisis.
              • Presented By: Gabriel Laizier, Food and Agriculture Organization | Jessica Zionts, World Resources Institute | Zarrín Caldwell, Guest Host
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

              Footlight Forum

              • Oct. 13 or Nov 10 at 4 pm.
              • For Zoom Information please RSVP for the Event
              • Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents a monthly discussion on equity, inclusion, access, representation and justice and applying it through the lens of theatre.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

              Student Success Workshop: We All Need Self-Care

              • Monday, Nov 9, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
              • Thursday, Nov 12, 10:00 - 11:00 am
              • Meeting Link
              • Discussing the need for developing self-care coping during moments of stress
              • Presented by Foundations for Student Success
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Virtual Interviewing Workshop

              • Tuesdays, Nov 10th or 24th at 10 am, 2 pm, or 6 pm
              • Workshops held via Google Meet. Find meeting links on the Career Services Events Calendar
              • Workshop presented by MCC Career Services
              • Practice general interview questions and receive feedback. Craft your "elevator speech" for use at networking events.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Art Department Virtual Exhibition

              • Monday, Fall Dates - Details TBD
              • Every two years, the Art Department Faculty and Staff share what they have been working on in their studios with students and the community. This year, we continue to honor this tradition in a completely virtual environment. Stay tuned for the Art Department Virtual Exhibition, coming in mid-October.
              • Learn more: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zm2
              • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

              Civic Action Hour – Arizona Women's Suffrage Campaign

              • Wednesday, Nov 18, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • Meeting Link | Meeting # 133 181 6542 | Password: Civic
              • Speaker: Melanie Sturgeon, President, Arizona Women’s History Alliance. This presentation details the complex history of women’s suffrage in Arizona. It looks at the importance of grassroots movements, relationships with national suffrage organizations, the power of coalitions, the ways in which obtaining the right to vote intersected and collided with the provisions of other rights, especially for women of color and indigenous communities and some of the social, economic and legal transformations that occurred in the lives of Arizona women. Dr. Melanie Sturgeon is the co-founder and President of the Arizona Women’s History Alliance (AWHA), a 501(c)3 whose primary goal is to aid in the expansion of Arizona women’s history and education, including the promotion of new research and writing. We increase public awareness of the experiences and contributions of Arizona women who collectively represent Arizona’s rich and diversified racial, ethnic, cultural, social, economic and political history. Melanie retired three years ago as the State Archivist and Director of the Arizona State Archives and Records Management Branch of the Arizona State Library where she served for 16 years. In June 2018 she stepped down after 12 years as the Executive Chair of the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame. She has an MA and Ph.D. in history from Arizona State University.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              The Art of Healing

              • Nov 20 or Nov 21, 6:30-7:30 pm, Outdoors, Parking lot D, MCC Southern & Dobson Campus
              • Mesa Community College Dance, in collaboration with MCC Performing Arts Facilities, presents THE ART OF HEALING: a multi-media live dance event. This performance will be a “drive-in” style event featuring a combination of live dance solos and pre-recorded video elements open to the community.
              • Reservations open Oct. 9.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

              Civic Action Hour – Hunger in Mesa

              • Wednesday, Nov 25, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • Meeting Link | Meeting # 133 181 6542 | Password: Civic
              • Speaker: Twanna Anderson, Program Service Manager, United Food Bank. Twanna Anderson is the Program Services Manager with United Food Bank, one of Arizona’s three regional food banks. Twanna manages all of the child nutrition, family, and senior programs working with after-school programs, elementary schools, high schools, community service organizations, and senior centers within United Food Banks nearly 19,000 square mile service territory. Being in service to her community is a source of pride for Twanna, but she also aspires to make a deeper change in the lives of those who strive to do better for themselves and their families. Twanna contributes to many initiatives outside of United Food Bank with this goal in mind, advocating for children, the homeless, Native populations and local farmers to name a few. One other little thing you should also know is that Twanna has helped to produce actual movies in Florida and served the City of Minneapolis as a firefighter. Those are past endeavors for her but were significant contributors in her capacity to produce results and serve without hesitancy. link
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              The Life and Times of African Americans

              • Tuesday, January 26 at 9 am
                Link: https://tinyurl.com/BlackHistoryFlashpoints1
                No Password Needed

                Thursday, February 4 at 1:30 pm
                Link: https://tinyurl.com/BlackHistoryFlashpoints2
                Meeting password: Flashpoint

              • Speaker: Professor Rod Golden
              • MCC Sociology Professor Rod Golden will be leading a virtual presentation and discussion on The Life and Times of African Americans, which will include "African American Contributions Amongst Civil Rights Flashpoints: A Story of Purpose and Progress." The presentation will focus on the Civil Rights Movement and the contributions by African Americans to science, medicine, and public health. Please see flyer attached for more information.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

              Civic Engagement Kick-Off Orientation & Celebration

              • Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 12 - 1 PM.
              • Meeting Link
              • Civic Engagement 101 with games and prizes! Come and learn about opportunities to become an engaged leader on campus and how to earn the Civic Scholar badges. We will introduce the Civic Engagement Scorecard, Net Impact, and all of our engagement projects and how you can get involved!
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Volunteer Fest & Civic Engagement

              • February 3 & 4, 2021 at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm or 4:30 pm
              • Feb. 3 WebEx Link
              • Feb. 4 WebEx Link
              • Come discover where you can volunteer or find a service-learning placement. Agency representatives are eager to meet you and share the opportunities they have available. Also, we will have information on how you can register to vote. Learn more.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Campus Involvement

              Footlight Forum - Theater & Film Arts Discussion

              • Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, 4 - 5 pm
              • Register here for WebEx information.
              • Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents a monthly discussion on equity, inclusion, access, representation, and justice and applying it through the lens of theatre.
              • Guest Speaker, Walter Belcher, is originally from Cleveland Ohio, by way of Arizona. He is a proud UWP alumnus of Cast C 89-90. Walter joined AmeriCorps, becoming a VISTA volunteer and working to improve the quality of life for impoverished families throughout Arizona. As a professional vocalist and advocate for youth, Walter values combining the arts with service learning and the cross-cultural components that create this unique experience known as camp up with people.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Civic Action Hour: Human Trafficking Awareness

              • Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • WebEx Meeting Link
              • Speaker: Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney and serves on the Arizona Human Trafficking Council and chairs the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission.
              • Sheila Polk is in her 21st year serving as the Yavapai County Attorney. She is an Arizona native with a law degree from the Arizona State University College of Law. She began her legal career in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and is now in her 38th year working as an Arizona prosecutor. In addition to overseeing the work of the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office, Ms. Polk serves on the Arizona Human Trafficking Council and chairs the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. She is the founding member of MATFORCE, her county’s substance abuse task force. In January of 2020, she was appointed by Governor Ducey to chair the Arizona Substance Abuse Partnership. County Attorney Polk was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Arizona Elected Official of the Year by the Arizona Rural Health Association.
              • Forget everything you think you know about sex trafficking. If you believe it only occurs in big cities, other countries, not in your community, or doesn’t happen to your children, you are wrong. According to the U.S. State Department, Arizona is a main destination and transit point for labor and sex trafficking. One in three homeless young adults in Arizona have experienced sex trafficking. In this program, you will learn what sex trafficking is, the myths and the facts, how to recognize signs of sex trafficking, and how to help a victim.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              The Langston Hughes Project

              • Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 5:30 pm
              • Register at this Link (recording available if you cannot make the live event)
              • Speaker: Renown music Professor and creator of the Langston Hughes Project, creator, Dr. Ron McCurdy, will share the vision of the Langston Hughes Project and be available for a Q&A period after the event
              • A multimedia virtual presentation of Langston Hughes’ kaleidoscopic Jazz poem suite, “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz.” The suite was Hughes’ homage to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s.
              • Learn more about Black History 2021 - Year of Recognition
              • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

              Civic Action Hour: AZ Town Hall Creating Vibrant Communities

              • Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • WebEx Meeting Link
              • Speaker: Dr. Brian Dille, Faculty – Political Science, Social Science
              • Every facet of what enables people and communities to be healthy, resilient, productive, and happy is on the table. Specifically, the 2020 Arizona Town Hall is concentrating on how sectors can collaborate for a much greater combined positive effect.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Thunderbird Dialogues - Dating During the 2020s

              • Wednesday, February 24, 12pm
              • Meeting LInk: https://tinyurl.com/T-BirdDialogues
              • This semester, Student Life & Leadership will be introducing Thunderbird Dialogues: Students Having Real Conversations About Real Issues. Thunderbird Dialogues are student-led discussions in which students can engage in constructive and respectful dialogue while sharing their views and experiences.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Campus Involvement

              Black History Year Event - Community Resilience: Queer. Black. Trans.

              • Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 6pm
              • Meeting Link
              • Join this virtual conversation with Monica Jones. She will faciliate deep discussion with 4 other Black LGBTQA+ members on issues within her community, share stories and find a sense of community with these four individuals. We invite you to celebrate the intersections of blackness, queerness & trans* identities during black history month. We weclome you to come and listen to Monica and the guest panelist sharing their intersectional experience.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

              Civic Action Hour: Building Community Leaders Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

              • Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • WebEx Meeting Link
              • Speaker: Nicole Collins, Faculty - Counselor. Nicole Collins is a Residential Counseling Faculty member at Mesa Community College, holding her counseling certification from the National Board for Certified Counselors. Some of her areas of membership include being the co-chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, Phi Theta Kappa Mentor, Shared Governance Coordinating Board, Community Engagement Advisory Board, Red Mountain Visioning Team, Faculty Senator, and MCC's College Leadership Team. She was also featured in a CNBC segment on the self-driving technology used for Google's Waymo vehicles. Her mantra is to “Seek first to understand, then to be understood”.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Thunderbird Dialogues

              • Wednesday, February 24 at 12 pm, Wednesday, March 24 at 12 pm, Wednesday, April 21 at 12 pm (See Flyer for more information)
              • Meeting Link: https://tinyurl.com/T-BirdDialogues
              • Organizer: Professor Harasha's Gender and Society Class
              • Build cross-cultural relationships through meaningful dialogue
              • Engage in active listening, empathy, and perspective-taking
              • Build a skill set to understand cultural differences and similarities
              • Recognize ways in which others’ cultural and social identities differ from their own and how they see and experience the world differently.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Black History Year Event: Where do we go from here, Chaos? or Community?

              • Wednesday, February 25, 2021, @ 10 am.
              • Meeting Link
              • A year following the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Rev Dr. Martin Luther King posed the question "Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?" Today, we find ourselves in a similar moment as a country in the midst of our current social and political climate. Join Richard Crews, as he leads us in an interactive discussion paralleling our past to our present, and ultimately challenging those in attendance to answer the question, Where Do We Go From Here? Will We Choose Chaos, or Community?
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

              Maricopa One-Day Virtual Leadership Retreat

              • Friday, February 26, 2021, 10 am - 4:30 pm.
              • Register and learn more here.
              • The focus of this retreat will be on YOU and your wellbeing. Self-care is so important always, but especially during challenging times such as these. We'll have sessions in resilience, mindfulness, cultural awareness, and even a virtual yoga class! The full schedule will be released soon, but please consider signing up today! This is free and open to any students who attend the Maricopa Community Colleges.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Student Success “Live Online” Workshops (Multiple Dates Below)

              • 2/9, 2/10, 2/16, 2/17, 2/23, 2/24, 3/2, 3/3 (See Flyer for dates, times, and descriptions of each event)
              • WebEx Meeting Link
              • Organizer: Foundations for Student Success
              • Test Taking Strategies: Learn effective techniques to do your best on the test.
              • Motivate & Engage: Keys to stay focused and proactive with online learning.
              • Managing Stress & Anxiety: Feeling the crunch? Recognize the cues and develop coping skills that work.
              • Flip Your Math Mindset: Explore techniques to reduce anxiety and optimize performance.
              • Surviving College: How to stay resilient and understand your needs
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Civic Action Hour: Learn How to Manage Conflict through Interest-Based Negotiations (IBN)

              • Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • WebEx Meeting Link
              • Speakers: Tamra Facciola, Senior Mediator, Center for Mediation. Judy Gragg, Program Analyst Senior, Center for Mediation
              • Interest-based negotiation is a problem-solving approach to conflict that focuses on needs, desires, concerns and fears rather than positions. A position is what we want (or think we want). An interest is the why beneath the position.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              Financial Wellness Workshop - Building the Foundation

              • Friday, March 5, 2021, 6-7 p.m.
              • Register here. Attendance limited to 50.
              • Learn about money concepts and budgeting for today, tomorrow and the long term.
              • Hosted by Rio Salado Community College Honors Program. There is no cost for these workshops, and they are designed to offer actionable advice rather than sales pitches.
              • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

              ZarcMasks Workshop

              ASMCC Women Empowerment Event

              • Monday, March 8th, 2021, 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM (MST)
              • Zoom Link- Meeting ID: 970 3412 6788- Passcode: Women
              • ASMCC student government is kicking off Women's History Month with a Women's Empowerment Panel event featuring a distinguished list of leaders from our college and the community.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

              Civic Action Hour: Catch the Energy. Release the Potential. Come and Learn About the FISH Philosophy

              • Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
              • WebEx Meeting Link
              • Speaker: Dee Dee Tapson, Training & Development Consultant for MCCCD in the Center for Employee & Organizational Development
              • The Fish! Philosophy is modeled after the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle Washington. It is a business technique that is focused on what you can do to improve customer service while making your workplace fun and creating happy individuals in the workplace. John Christensen created this philosophy in 1998 to improve organizational culture. The core philosophy includes: "choose your attitude", "play", "make their day" and the "be there". Join us to see if you get any ideas on what you can do to get more engaged in your day-to-day work.
              • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                Women's History Month Presentation

                • Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 1:00 pm
                • Meeting Link
                • Student Ambassadors from MCC have worked together to create a presentation of important and powerful women throughout history. Join this student-led presentation highlighting many of the courageous women who have made a profound impact on history, society, and culture.
                • Academic Involvement

                The Moral and Demographic Imperative of Ethnic Studies

                • Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:00 PM
                • Link to Presentation and The Moral and Demographic Imperative of Ethnic Studies Flyer
                • With the rapidly changing demographics in Arizona’s educational system, how are our institutions preparing for this cultural shift? According to the Morrison Institute, Arizona’s Latino achievement gap poses a significant economic risk if the educational outcome of Latinos remains unchanged. Dr. Sean Arce will lead a presentation and discussion around the urgent need to address this shift through implementation of ethnic studies curriculum and programs in higher education.
                • We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Alfred Chavez at alfred.chavez@mesacc.edu.
                • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                MCC Computer Club Presents Data, Data, Data, SQL, AWS, JSON

                • Thursday, March 11th, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
                • Meeting Link
                • Computer Science Club is inviting a guest speaker, Mr. Noel Tiglao. He works as a Database developer at Isagenix. See attached Flyer.
                • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                Financial Wellness Workshop - Creating and Managing Wealth

                • Friday, March 19, 2021, 6-7 p.m.
                • Register here. Attendance limited to 50.
                • Learn about saving and investing in workplace programs like 401ks and HSAs as well as outside of the workplace.
                • Hosted by Rio Salado Community College Honors Program. There is no cost for these workshops, and they are designed to offer actionable advice rather than sales pitches.
                • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                Black History Year Speaker Series - Cloves Campbell, Jr.

                • Tuesday, March 23, 12:00 pm
                • Meeting Link - Passcode: Y4BAT9
                • Cloves Campbell, Jr. has spent his entire career with the Arizona Informant Newspaper, a family owned and operated publication in its 48th year of publishing. As its publisher, the newspaper provides an important voice for the Arizona African American community. Mr. Campbell is active in many civic and business organizations. Currently, he is the executive director for Arizona Commission of African American Affairs. Click here to read Mr. Campbell's bio.
                • Black History Year is in collaboration with Student Life & Leadership. For more information about Black History Year events click here. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Erick Tanchez at erick.tanchez.jr@mesacc.edu .
                • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                Thunderbird Dialogues - Objectification of Women in Media

                • Wednesday, March 24, 12 pm
                • Meeting LInk: https://tinyurl.com/T-BirdDialogues
                • This semester, Student Life & Leadership will be introducing Thunderbird Dialogues: Students Having Real Conversations About Real Issues. Thunderbird Dialogues are student-led discussions in which students can engage in constructive and respectful dialogue while sharing their views and experiences.
                • Co-Curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                Not a Victim: Survivor and Thriver "A Survivor of Many Things"

                • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
                • Meeting Link
                • Speakers: A presentation/interview featuring Prof. Golden and Ms. Bobbi Sudberry Co-Founder of Kaity's Way
                • This will be an interactive and engaging discussion on Not a Victim: Survivor and Thriver "A Survivor of Many Things"
                • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                Black History Year Speaker Series - Alicia Scott

                • Thursday, March 25, 1:30 pm
                • Meeting Link - Passcode: mN7vy9
                • Alicia Scott is the Senior Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Talent at ON Semiconductor. During this event, Ms. Scott will be discussing STEAM field jobs and being a woman of color in her field. In her role as an engineer, she is striving to change the oppressive language in the Engineering world. Stay tuned for more information. Click here to read Ms. Scott's bio.
                • Black History Year is in collaboration with Student Life & Leadership. For more information about Black History Year events click here. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Erick Tanchez at erick.tanchez.jr@mesacc.edu .
                • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                Civic Action Hour: ​​​​​Quality Education

                • Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                • WebEx Meeting Link
                • Speaker, Kathy Hoffman, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, was elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction in November 2018, and assumed office in January 2019. Superintendent Hoffman has spent her entire career working in public education, first as a preschool teacher and then as a speech-language pathologist. She began her career in the Vail School District in Southern Arizona before joining the Peoria School District. Her experience as both an educator and advocate for students with disabilities informs her vision for public education. Throughout her career, she has fought tirelessly for equal access to high-quality public education regardless of a student’s race, gender, or zip code. As State Superintendent, she is focused on growing Arizona's educator workforce through targeted recruitment and retention efforts, increasing funding and access to critical social emotional learning resources, expanding digital connectivity for urban and rural school communities alike, supporting and celebrating Arizona's many multilingual learners, and elevating the voices of our state's phenomenal educators.
                • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                Black History Year Speaker Series - Jimmy Scott

                • Wednesday, March 31, 1:30 pm
                • Meeting Link - Passcode: p9x3Em
                • Jimmy Scott is an alumni of Mesa Community College and owns and operates a business called Native Diagnostic Imaging. Mr. Scott will speak to the Entrepreneur Club about his business journey and experiences being a black business owner. All are welcome to attend! Click here to read Mr. Scott's bio.
                • Black History Year is in collaboration with Student Life & Leadership. For more information about Black History Year events click here. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request accommodations or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Erick Tanchez at erick.tanchez.jr@mesacc.edu .
                • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                Free Virtual Showings of Calculus: The Musical! and Curie Me Away!

                • Wednesday, March 31, 12 p.m. link and 6 p.m. link (click the link to register for one of the two showings for Curie Me Away)
                • Thursday, April 1, 12 p.m. link and 6 p.m link (click the link to register for one of the two showings for Calculus: The Musical)
                • This event is open to local college and high school students, faculty and staff, and our community, so feel free to invite colleagues, family, friends, and neighbors to join us! Please share information with your students and encourage them to attend. A flyer with information is attached.
                • Reserve your tickets today! Ticket registration provides an access link to view the show. More information about the shows can be found at https://www.phoenixcollege.edu/steam.
                • Co-curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                Financial Wellness Workshop - Establishing your Retirement Income Stream

                • Friday, April 2, 2021, 6-7 p.m.
                • Register here. Attendance limited to 50.
                • Think about today and where we want to go when you eventually retire, even if it's 40 years away. This session covers the importance of estate planning for all ages.
                • Hosted by Rio Salado Community College Honors Program. There is no cost for these workshops, and they are designed to offer actionable advice rather than sales pitches.
                • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                Spring Cultural Festival

                • Wednesday, April 7, 2021, from 11 am -1 pm MST
                • WebEx Meeting LinkPassword: Cultural
                • This program will include contemporary and traditional musical and dance performances from Arizona, the Far East, Latin America, South America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and South Asia. Enjoy short video tours of select destinations abroad featuring taped greetings from current and former students from ten regions of the world! In celebration of our diverse universe, we will also feature a segment with 20 staff/student models donning traditional wear from around the world.

                • Please see Flyer for more information.

                • Co-curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                Civic Action Hour: Hunger Awareness in Mesa

                • Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                • WebEx Meeting Link
                • Speaker: Twanna Anderson, Program Service Manager, United Food Bank. Twanna Anderson is the Program Services Manager with United Food Bank, one of Arizona’s three regional food banks. Twanna manages all of the child nutrition, family, and senior programs working with after-school programs, elementary schools, high schools, community service organizations, and senior centers within United Food Bank's nearly 19,000 square mile service territory. Being in service to her community is a source of pride for Twanna, but she also aspires to make a deeper change in the lives of those who strive to do better for themselves and their families. Twanna contributes to many initiatives outside of United Food Bank with this goal in mind, advocating for children, the homeless, Native populations, and local farmers to name a few. One other little thing you should also know is that Twanna has helped to produce actual movies in Florida and served the City of Minneapolis as a firefighter. Those are past endeavors for her but were significant contributors in her capacity to produce results and serve without hesitancy.
                • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                Pollinator Gardening in the Low Desert of Central Arizona

                • Thursday, April 8, 2021, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
                • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/EnvironmentalEngagementSpr2021
                • Danielle Carlock of the Maricopa Native Seed Library will present an overview of creating and maintaining pollinator gardens in the low desert of central Arizona. The presentation will include a discussion of native plants and introduce attendees to the Maricopa Native Seed Library and its offerings. Event Flyer.
                • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                The Art of Healing Part II

                • April 10 or 11, 2021 @ 11 am, 2 pm or 5 pm
                • Learn more, get tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Zso
                • Enjoy the outdoors and get your steps in by attending the Spring performance of the Art of Healing Part II! This site-specific dance event will present eight original choreographic works set throughout the Southern and Dobson Campus of Mesa Community College. Site-specific dance celebrates the space that dancers move in. The trees and grass heal us as we dance. The buildings and the ground celebrate knowledge and community. Dancing and moving rhythmically with other people creates a powerful sense of connection not only for those performing but for those witnessing the act of performance. Patrons, dancers, and staff will be required to wear masks, and other measures will be in place to maximize safety.
                • Limited to 20 patrons per performance.Patrons, please park in Lot V near the Rose Garden to attend the performance
                • Ticket Price Information: $12 - General Public, $10 for Students, Seniors, Staff/Faculty and Veterans
                • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts​​​​​​​

                Genocide Awareness Week

                • April 12-15, 2021. 14 Sessions to choose from. Times vary.
                • Learn more and register for presentations here: https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/genocide-awareness-week-2021
                • Genocide Awareness Week is hosted by Scottsdale Community College and sponsored in part by local and national organizations. This event is free and open to the public. All presentations will be held virtually in WebEx.
                • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                Cultural Science Department Virtual Conference: Historical Presence of Marginalized Populations in Arizona

                The Art of Expression and Mental Well Being

                • April 14, 2021, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

                • Click here for the link
                • Please join us for The Art of Expression and Mental Well Being, featuring Dr. Beverly and Professor Johnston. We will be discussing how to strengthen your inner creativity and means of expression in order to take care of yourself emotionally, mentally and physically
                • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture​​​​​​​

                Civic Action Hour: Becoming a Servant-Leader

                • Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
                • WebEx Meeting Link
                • Speaker: Dawn Rhodes, Service-Learning, Program Coordinator, Center for Community & Civic Engagement
                • Guests: Hilary Allen, Program Manager, Up to Us Programs, Net Impact. Megan Gately, Assoc. Director of Education - School Programs, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute
                • Do you want to learn more about how serving others can develop you as a more effective leader? Join us for a Leadership Development workshop on becoming a Servant-Leader. We want YOU to find a passion for service and create a leadership endeavor to make a difference in the world. Event Flyer.
                • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                Screening of Flight of the Butterflies

                • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm
                • WebEx Link: https://tinyurl.com/MCCButterflyMovie
                • Center for Community & Civic Engagement
                • Produced in 2012, Flight of the Butterflies is a Canadian documentary film that takes factual information about the monarch butterfly and re-enacts it in order to answer questions about the insect, including, where it overwinters, and how many generations it takes for the butterfly to reach its destination. The film documents nearly 40 years of scientific investigation of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) as it follows one of the longest known insect migrations in the world as the monarchs fly from Central Mexico to the United States and Canada—a journey of 2,500 miles or 4,000 km. The 45-minute film will be accompanied by an introduction regarding the current state of the monarch in the west and will conclude with student remarks regarding projects currently being conducted at MCC that support and promote a monarch population in central Arizona. Event Flyer.
                • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                Adverse Childhood Experiences and a Trauma-Informed Approach

                • Thursday, April 15th, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MST)
                • Zoom Link - Webinar code: 984 6459 6571 Passcode: mcc
                • The MCC Library is hosting a guest lecturer, Angie Geren APP, CHt, Project Director of AZ Adverse Childhood Experiences Consortium. Angie is a Community Development Specialist and Polarity Therapist committed to changing the conversation surrounding substance use and mental health by empowering individuals and connecting communities to become recovery ready through a trauma informed lens. Join us for this lecture and Q&A as Angie discusses trauma, adverse childhood experiences, and having a trauma-informed approach. Event Flyer.
                • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                Financial Wellness Workshop - Making the Most of What You Have

                • Friday, April 16, 2021, 6-7 p.m.
                • Register here. Attendance limited to 50.
                • Review all employer benefits ... cheerleading their value and importance as part of a solid financial house.
                • Hosted by Rio Salado Community College Honors Program. There is no cost for these workshops, and they are designed to offer actionable advice rather than sales pitches.
                • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement